BAGUIO CITY---Dionisio Bayang, 31, and his wife Rhoda, 29, both factory workers in Cavite, rode a bus to this city during the Lenten break when a group of journalists flagged down the vehicle and clambered in midway in their trip to deliver their dream of a lifetime.
“We were very happy because our long-overdue dream to visit Baguio was realized in a superb way,” Bayang said in an interview.
He said no words could describe his happiness when the Baguio-based members of the media stopped the Victory Liner bus in Rosario, La Union, last Holy Thursday and he was selected as one of the six Lucky Summer Visitor in the 49th edition of the Search for the Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitor.
The lucky summer visitors were given four days of free souvenirs, guided tours and accommodations at Azalea Hotel as guests of the city of Baguio, the province of Benguet, the municipalities of Tuba and La Trinidad and the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club.
The other winners were Felynne Angelie Mangune, 22, a bank accountant in Makati, and her boyfriend, Aezon Camaya, 25, a chemical assistant from Angeles City, Pampanga; Sheila Maye Toledo, 22, from Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur; and Jenifer Orcine, 24, of Iriga City, Camarines Sur.
Bayang, who work as factory quality assurance assistant in Dasmarinas City, said he promised his wife during their wedding five years ago that they will spend their honeymoon in Baguio and they made that dream come true during the Holy Week.